“There is no way to avoid this comparison: these are pictures from the Warsaw Uprising,” writes Tadeusz Sobolewski about “Last Men in Aleppo.” The film screening will take place in the Polish parliament on Thursday 14th of September at 8 p.m.
The jury composed of: Konrad Imiela, Robert Gonera, Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało granted the Lower Silesia Marshal’s Grand Prix of the of Euro 3,000 to the film “The Good Postman” by Tonislaw Hristow and a special mention to the film “Last Men in Aleppo” by Feras Fayyad.
The jury awarded “The Good Postman” for “a skilful focusing on the biggest problems of today’s world in one image: aversion to refugees, the mechanisms of populism, rural societies dying out, the arrogance of the authority, ageing society, poverty and the problems of borderland societies.
For a subtle, but powerful voice on refugees.
For a deeply humanistic perspective in which man still counts and bad life conditions do not deprive him or her of the power to act. For reminding us that a man can always take decisions which affect reality, even if he or she loses.
For the tender irony in portraying the characters, in whom we can see our politicians, neighbours or friends.
The jury has appreciated the critical dimension of the film as well as is perfect production within its genre. It combines journalism with literary parable and anecdotal character with realism.
For the facet that the filmmakers let us get to know the good postman – a character, who looks after what he believes in, is wise and sensitive to other people’s problems.
For its warmth, humour and intelligence.”
The jury also granted an honourable mention to the film “Last Men in Aleppo”. “For a powerful, radical, painfully true voice which should be heard by all. For a shocking documentary which shows people’s cruelty and courage, stupidity and nobleness. For showing things we usually turn our eyes away from.
We would like to dedicate this honourable mention to Khaled’s daughters, hoping that the world in which they grow up will become better one day” – says the jury’s justification of the verdict.
“Co Jest Grane 24” readers award
The “Co Jest Grane 24” readers who were voting in Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia and Bydgoszcz decided to grant the award and Euro 2,000 to the film “Happy Olo – The Merry Tale of Olo Doba” (dir. Krzysztof Paweł Bogocz, Marcin Macuk)
For the first time Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in cooperation with Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe has also organized the Festival in Gdynia. A jury, consisting of: Katarzyna Figura (actress), Mikołaj Trzaska (saxophone player), Mirosław Przylipiak (film theorist) gave The Mayor of Gdynia Award to the film “Ukrainian Sheriffs”.
Join us at the launch of the Wrocław edition of the 13th Millennium Docs Against Gravity! The festival will begin on May 13th in the Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe with a 18:00 screening of “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World”, the latest documentary by German director Werner Herzog.
Introducing the official trailer of the 13th edition of Millennium
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The 13th edition of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival will take place between the 13th and the 22nd of May – in Wrocław, we invite you, as usual, to the Lower Silesia Film Center (64A Piłsudskiego St.) If you are a representative of the media, or you’d like to obtain an accreditation for some other reason, please send your request to email@example.com, specifying in the subject line that the accreditation will be used during the Wrocław portion of the Festival.
The 13th edition of the MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY film festival will take place from May 13th to 25th 2016. This year, Warsaw, Wrocław and Bydgoszcz are joined by Tricity, with the modern Gdynia Film Centre. In keeping with our tradition, on the second weekend of the festival, we will also be in 20 other cities around Poland, as part of the MDocsAG Weekend.